White Sox: Top Five Most Likely Trading Partners

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Jul 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 19, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) celebrates his two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners with left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. Cabrera scored a run on the hit. Chicago defeated Seattle, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

White Sox are quickly falling out of contention, and have pieces in place to haul back a bevy of top prospects. With the trading deadline approaching, here’s a list of the top five trading partners for the White Sox.

After winning five consecutive series following a poor stretch of baseball in May, the White Sox have lost their last three series and are looking like they will be sellers at the trading deadline. There’s no way around it anymore, the White Sox need to sell and start to focus on rebuilding for the future.

The White Sox will enter the trading deadline on August 1 in a seller’s market. With a bevy of talented starting pitchers, relievers and outfielders, the White Sox can most certainly get a decent return if they’re willing to sell.

According to Jon Heyman, the White Sox are not only considering the possibility selling, but they’ve also started to receive calls for some of their best players. However, the White Sox are reportedly not in the market of trading Chris Sale or Jose Quintana. If the White Sox are indeed not looking to trade any of their All-Star pitchers, they can still receive a good return if they trade other players. The White Sox could explore trades for David Robertson, Todd Frazier,  Zach Duke or Adam Eaton.

There are going to be a lot of teams after the White Sox best players, and general manager Rick Hahn would be wise to listen to offers for Sale and Quintana. Although this season is shaping up to be another season without the playoffs, the White Sox could set themselves up for a better future with the right trades. But what teams would be good trading partners with the White Sox? We explore this topic further with the most likely trading partners for the White Sox at five teams.

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